HEAT TRANSFER STUDY IN FREEZING OF PEAS FOR COLD PRESERVATION
Freezing temperature-time variation of peas has been studied both by numerical as well as experimental methods in the present work. Various thermo-physical properties of peas, viz. density, moisture content and specific heat were experimentally determined. The numerical model has been duly validated with the results of experimental work published in the literature and that of experimental work carried out in this work. Further, effect of different parameters, viz. cooling air temperature, cooling air velocity and initial temperature, on freezing times has also been studied.